News-CRUX-10     2nd January 2024        
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Context: The Joint Military Exercise 'Desert Cyclone 2024' between India and UAE will begin today in Rajasthan.

Desert Cyclone 2024

  • Objective: The joint military exercise between India and the UAE is designed to enhance interoperability through the exchange of knowledge and best practices in urban operations.
  • Historical Context: In September 2008, the inaugural India-UAE Joint Air Forces exercise occurred at the Al-Dhafra base in Abu Dhabi, marking a significant milestone in their defense cooperation.
  • Regular Participation at IDEX: India has consistently participated in the biennial International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, showcasing its commitment to fostering strong defense ties with the UAE.

Other Indian Exercise 

  • India and France - SHAKTI
  • India and Australia - AUSTRA HIND
  • India and China - HAND IN HAND
  • India and Kyrgyzstan - KHANJAR
  • India and Maldives - EKUVERIN
  • India and Thailand - SIAM BHARAT
  • India and Russia - INDRA
  • India and France - GARUDA
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